Gallagher Brother Goes “Veiled Racism” Route In Effort To Get Back Into News (And It Works!)

noah | April 14, 2008 1:30 am

As a former headliner of the Glastonbury Festival, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher is not happy with this year’s lineup, which is headlined by Jay-Z (for now) and apparently suffering from low ticket sales. Why? Well, of course, it’s hip-hop’s fault! Because it hates melody! Or something like that.

In an interview with the BBC, the Oasis man said the festival was “built on a tradition of guitar music” which the rapper failed to fit into.

Asked by the interviewer what he made of Glastonbury’s failure to sell out, he responded: “Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Gallagher continued: “Sorry, but Jay-Z? Fucking no chance. Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music, do you know what I mean? Even when they throw the odd curveball in on a Sunday night and you go, Kylie Minogue? Don’t know about that.”

According to the BBC, Gallagher, whose band Oasis headlined the festival in 1995 and 2004, also said: “I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong.”

Hmm, he didn’t seem to have a problem with the Black Eyed Peas sharing the bill with his band in 2004. Could our man Noel be a little, well, embittered over the fact that his band isn’t sharing top billing with the Verve and Kings Of Leon? Or does he just have a long-brewing crush on Fergie?

Gallagher brands Jay-Z ‘wrong for Glasto’ [Guardian] [Photo: AP]

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